Symantec's Data Management Portfolio
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group
Organizations of all sizes have been undergoing dramatic changes over the last few years. With an increasingly mobile workforce and global marketplace, dependence on digital content and 24/7 access to information have fueled significant investments in IT infrastructure and a near-exclusive use of messaging systems, office productivity tools, and electronic data to conduct business. The by-product? Unabated data growth, which is causing considerable pain for IT organizations. Some organizations face additional pressures. Many IT environments are characterized by distributed operations and data, a mix of structured and unstructured content, and a variety of physical and virtual components - all adding complexity. Social responsibility, as well as power and cooling challenges, may have also forced implementation of "Green" IT initiatives.